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Dinnie Moeahu – Master of Ceremonies

Dinnie Moeahu is a distinguished Master of Ceremonies whose charismatic charm, wit, and engaging personality have graced stages across the globe. With a career spanning over two decades, Dinnie has deftly navigated a myriad of events, from corporate galas and charity fundraisers to music festivals and international conferences, always ensuring a seamless, unforgettable experience for both attendees and participants.

Dinnie's journey began in the humble backdrop of his hometown, where he quickly distinguished himself as a natural-born entertainer. His unique blend of humour and warmth soon propelled him to local fame, and was recognised in the early stages of his career. His talent for connecting with audiences led him to become one of the most sort after Master of Ceremonies in the event sector.

However, Dinnie's accomplishments extend far beyond the stage. A man with a big heart, Dinnie is renowned for his dedication to community service receiving multiple awards including; Seven Sharp’s ASB Good Sorts recipient, New Plymouth District Council Community Citizen’s recipient, and awarded and the 2019 Taranaki person of the Year for his outstanding contributions.

Dinnie's unique style, infectious energy, and commitment to uplifting others have made him a beloved figure on and off the stage. His captivating stories, heartfelt humour, and inspiring message have touched the hearts of thousands, making every event a remarkable journey of laughter, learning, and connection.

In his own words, "The microphone is a powerful tool - one that can bring people together, inspire change, and create memorable moments. It's an honour to be able to use it to make a difference."

Whether he's behind the mic or in the community, Dinnie Moeahu's mission remains the same: to inspire, engage, and entertain, making the world a little brighter one event at a time.

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Adam Harris – Speaker

Founder, Frank & Fearless

Adam Harris is an EOS Implementor and executive leadership coach working across the globe. He works with CEO’s, managing directors, their boards and leadership teams as well as aspiring leaders who want to climb the corporate ladder. He helps them achieve greater results for their teams, their businesses and themselves. How? By taking them from where they are to where they want to get to.

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Trish Butera – Speaker

Founder and Learning & Development Consultant, The Global Assistant Online

Sydney-based, Trish Butera was an international executive assistant before becoming an intercultural business specialist. She now excels in preparing senior executives for success in international assignments. Trish has worked with leaders from Fortune 500 companies, including PepsiCo, HSBC Global, and Rio Tinto.

In 2020, Trish founded The Global Assistant Online, an innovative learning platform to equip executive support professionals with essential global skills to excel in today's workforce. Her passion for guiding others towards their success stories inspires administrative professionals to boldly pursue their goals.

The Global Assistant Online is an educational centre for administrative professionals from over 35 countries and collaborates with strategic partners across America, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. These efforts were recognised by the Export Council of Australia, celebrating Trish's achievements through her nomination as a finalist in the 2022 Premier's NSW Export Awards in the Women in International Business category. 

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Andrea Smith – Workshop facilitator

Creative Jungle (Interactive)

Andrea began her career as an Office Junior full of curiosity and humility! Her courage and intuition soon led her into people centred roles, eventually landing her dream role of HR Co-ordinator. Her ability to connect and translate soon saw her career in HR flourish! Andrea has spent the last 15 years on Executive Leadership Teams across a variety of sectors leading HR and HSE Teams.

Andreas latest creative endeavour is her step into self-employment with a focus on leadership coaching, facilitation, and change management. Andrea loves nothing more than holding a safe space for self-introspection, how we think + how we feel = how we behave

"Strap in for a fun fuelled hour where Andrea will share the Whole Brain Thinking Model with you!"

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Simon Singh – Workshop facilitator

Innovation HQ

Simon Singh is an experienced technologist and entrepreneur, deeply committed to leveraging technology to create positive change. As the director of Proformac Technologies, Simon has spent more than a decade helping businesses navigate the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Simon's approach to technology is user-centric. He believes that the real power of technology lies in its ability to simplify and enrich the lives of everyday people. His focus is on making technology accessible and understandable to all, and he excels in translating complex tech concepts into straightforward, practical language.

His passion for education and belief in its power to drive change led him to establish Learner Me and Learn HQ. These initiatives offer innovative technology and education-focused programs that equip learners with the necessary skills to thrive in today's digital world.

Simon is also a co-founder of various other enterprises under the HQ Group banner, including Innovation HQ, Branding HQ, App HQ, Opportuna CA, and Wellness HQ. Each of these businesses reflects Simon's commitment to using technology in diverse ways to create meaningful impacts across various sectors.

For our event, Simon is looking forward to sharing his insights and experiences. His aim is not just to talk about technology, but to engage with attendees on how they can use it to enhance their work and productivity. He is also eager to discuss upcoming tech trends that could impact their roles in the future.

In a world where technology can often seem overwhelming, Simon strives to make it relatable and approachable. Attendees will benefit from Simon's vast experience, his knack for demystifying technology, and his insights into technological trends that are set to transform the way we work. Whether you are a tech novice or an enthusiast, Simon's engaging approach will leave you with actionable insights and a fresh perspective on the role of technology in the modern workplace.

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Michelle Jordan – Speaker

Executive Director, Mentoring Foundation NZ

Michelle Jordan is a big believer in genuine human-to-human connection. With a background of leadership roles in regional and community development, she is an experienced leader who values relationships, connections, people and collaboration. Over 25 years of working within and building relationships with communities, teams, businesses, stakeholders, local and central government, and the people within them, has provided the perfect playground for really understanding what investing and believing in people can do for their confidence, capability and effectiveness.

Michelle joined the Mentoring Foundation of New Zealand in 2022 as their Executive Director, and has been working with communities across Aotearoa to support their leaders via mentoring ever since.

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Lisa Tamati – Speaker

Motivational Speaker & Ultra-Endurance Athlete

Lisa has been a motivational speaker for over 15 years speaking across hundreds of industries from corporates to the military to government agencies to charities and schools using her own personal brand of humour, and resilience.

Lisa uses real world examples from her career as an ultra-endurance athlete, serial entrepreneur, coach, author, media personality, documentary maker, biohacker and health activist. A career that has been punctuated by both extreme highs as well as lows and overlays this into real world challenges and narratives to leave meaningful imagery and words that inspire and move to action.

Lisa's ultimate goal is to deliver real world frameworks, tools and techniques, that will leave your team empowered, energised and ready to take on the world.

As an audience, you will leave understanding that your greatest potential lies within you and that it's your responsibility to grab life and not let anything hold you back. Lisa's approach is raw, real, genuine and heart felt and transformative.

Lisa ensures that all of her presentations are tailor-fit to the audience, are dynamic, engaging and are always highly-entertaining but most importantly your audience will walk away inspired and changed. Ready to take on the challenges ahead.

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Hannah Gibbons – Speaker

WSP National Manager Business Support Services & 2022 Administrative Professional of the Year

Introducing Hannah: A Visionary Business Leader Transforming Support Services

Hannah is a dynamic and visionary Business Services Manager, heralding a new era of excellence and innovation in her field. As the National Manager of Business Support Services at WSP, she orchestrates the implementation of strategic priorities, leveraging her expertise in planning, staffing, and overseeing the delivery of exceptional support services across the organization.

With a keen eye for talent and a passion for building high-performance teams, Hannah has fostered a culture of capability and leadership within her Business Support Services team. By instilling a "one team" approach, Hannah encourages service excellence, open communication, and innovation to drive transformative change. Her unwavering commitment to mentoring and accountability has propelled her team to new heights, setting the benchmark for outstanding support services.

In her current role, Hannah manages a network of four main centres, leading a centralized team that delivers modern administration and business support services designed to elevate WSP's business outcomes. She envisions and implements a comprehensive Strategic Plan for the Business Support Services function, cultivating a culture of capability, leadership, and high performance that supports various areas and sectors within WSP.

With an astute understanding of resourcing, succession planning, and talent development, Hannah advises on critical matters such as retention and career advancement for the National Support Services team. Collaborating seamlessly with other People Leaders across sectors, she ensures service levels are met to drive WSP's overarching goals and objectives.

Hannah's visionary leadership, unwavering dedication, and commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset to WSP. She is a catalyst for transformation, propelling support services to new horizons and redefining what is possible in the business support field.

Hannah's exceptional contributions to the administrative profession have not gone unnoticed. In recognition of her outstanding career, she was awarded the prestigious AdmiNZ Administrative Professional Award in 2022. This distinguished accolade reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence and her significant impact on the administrative landscape.

Hannah takes the stage at the conference, sharing her remarkable journey and offering insights that will challenge, motivate, and ignite the passion within, wherever you may be on your journey.

"Be open-minded to all opportunities that cross your path. Leave your comfort zone behind, and try something different. It's in those moments that you'll find growth."

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Paul Rangiwahia – Speaker

Founder, Well I Am

Paul Rangiwahia is on a mission to help people around the world move from awareness to ACTION, when it comes to their mental health and wellbeing. He uses art and a range of resources he has developed to help people build greater awareness and ultimately make sustainable changes in their daily lives.

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Shona Glentworth – Speaker

Director, Implement

Shona founded Implement nearly 20 years ago to deliver people centred strategy and personal development to Taranaki businesses. Implement delivers a wide range of personal development to team leaders and managers as well as to front-line staff. She is a mentor with Business Mentors NZ and the Mentoring Foundation, and is a Big Sister for Big Brothers big Sisters. When she is not working with businesses and community groups, she is working in her New Plymouth garden.

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